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Michigan Chief Accused of Stealing Painkillers from Collection Box and Selling Them
Two dozen Hydrocodone pills that went missing from the Hartford Police Department drug collection box were cited as evidence in a search warrant used in the ongoing criminal probe of Tressa Beltran, Hartford Police chief.
September 7, 2022
California Officer Uses Narcan to Save Life of Overdose Victim
An officer with the Santa Barbara Police Department saved a life Monday afternoon after discovering a 32-year-old subject not breathing.
June 24, 2020
Oklahoma Officer Given Narcan After Fentanyl Exposure
An officer with the Bartlesville (OK) Police Department was given a potentially life-saving dose of Narcan after he fell to the floor during processing of evidence that included an amount of fentanyl late last week.
March 13, 2020
California Police Seize 6,000 Fentanyl Pills at Traffic Stop
Officers with the Long Beach (CA) Police Department conducting a traffic stop over the weekend discovered and seized 6,000 Fentanyl pills.
September 2, 2019
California Officer Hospitalized for Fentanyl Exposure
An officer with the Los Altos (CA) Police Department was hospitalized after having possibly been exposed to Fentanyl at the agency's headquarters building Monday morning.
August 12, 2019
Naloxone Nasal Spray Training Device
NarcanKit’s newest product is designed as an accurate training device to instruct opioid overdose rescuers on the proper administration of 4mg Naloxone Nasal Spray.
June 28, 2019
New York Police Make Large Heroin Seizure During Traffic Stop
The vehicle's occupants—identified as 55-year-old Frank Roman and 23-year-old Erbert Edfrain Rosario—were charged with third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.
April 5, 2019
Michigan Trooper Self-Administers Narcan After Contacting Powder During Traffic Stop
The trooper from the Tri-City Post was conducting the stop around 8:30 p.m. Sunday, March 31, on Interstate 675 and came into contact with the powder, believed to be a narcotic.
April 3, 2019
Federal Agents at Mexico Border Make Largest Fentanyl Seizure Ever
Customs officers stationed at the commercial border crossing in Nogales made the largest fentanyl seizure ever recorded at any port of entry after a K-9 alerted others at the post that a haul of illegal narcotics was somewhere inside a vehicle at the checkpoint.
February 1, 2019
Looking Back: Barack Obama, AEDs, and AIDS
In past January issues, POLICE covered law enforcement officers’ fears as a Democrat was entering the White House, tools for rendering aid to heart attack victims, and tips for communicable disease protection.
January 14, 2019
Minnesota Department Creates New Position to Fight Opioid Crisis
Jessica McCarthy says she hopes to be a resource for overdose victims. Her goal is to help them refrain from relapsing by working individually with them to get them treatment and guide them to available services.
December 14, 2018
National Law Enforcement Museum to Host Opioid Panel Discussion
The National Law Enforcement Museum at the Motorola Solutions Foundation Building will host a panel discussion Thursday called "Conversations — Opioids: Communities Fighting Back."
November 14, 2018
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